Play Park Refurbishment.

EDIT:16 MARCH 2018 – As of this week, £50,000 has been allocated by Chairman Marc Buffrey to reconstruct the park.

Picture is of the condemned Park.

Upper Rissington has a housing stock of nearly 800 homes, with the consequent amount of young children, you would expect at least two or three open play parks, currently there are none.

The existing play park located between Wright Road and Bristol Road after many good years of service is out of commission. The decaying wooden structure has been reported for a number of years and is now deemed too rotten to meet Health & Safety standards.

Thinking even more positively, you never know Linden and Bovis might built their three parks, trim trails and cycle/pathways before URPC. 

Post amended following new information – 17 Feb 2017

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11 thoughts on “Play Park Refurbishment.

  1. The play park equipment was installed when the houses were sold off by the RAF, as the RAF play equipment was located along Bristol Road where it runs east/west but the developer wanted to build houses along there, so promised better equipment, in the re-located area (the current location).

    From accounts of people who were here at the time, the equipment was inferior to what they removed on Bristol Road 🙁

    1. toxicmike:
      Must have been after April 1997, as you can see from the TPO map (there’s a copy on this blog site), there were still trees at the start (off Farman Cr.) of Bristol Road. My best guess is when the village was being developed during the Windrush days, so 2000. There may be some villagers who were here at the time and be able to give a more precise date.

      I’m not aware of any upgrades to the equipment since then 🙁

  2. Some really good news for Upper Rissington. Marc Buffrey (IRPC) Chairman announced at last nights Parish Council meeting a £50,000 budget to replace the play Park. Well Done URPC!

    1. The figure of £50K has been mentioned as the cost to replace the equipment before. A lot goes on ground work to make sure the structures are secure.

      Is this why other Cllrs left, the PC spending money for the benefit of the Residents – LOL
      Well done to those who voted it through 😀

  3. Time for our new chairman, with support of the URCLG to shame LinBo into action! He will have the full support of the whole community behind him!

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